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Children’s competition turns art into tasty treats

LG 200414 Painting or drawing competition at Littlehampton bakery, in Surrey Street, and then winning drawing being made into biscuits. Barkery owner John Durrant with winner Lana Collter 11,  and runners-up Xander Thornett 4 left and Emily Hunt 9. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140420-235327001

LG 200414 Painting or drawing competition at Littlehampton bakery, in Surrey Street, and then winning drawing being made into biscuits. Barkery owner John Durrant with winner Lana Collter 11, and runners-up Xander Thornett 4 left and Emily Hunt 9. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140420-235327001

CHILDREN were given the chance to have their art transformed into edible treats when a Littlehampton bakery held a special competition recently.

Youngsters were invited to submit drawings and paintings on the theme of the busy bee for a competition held by the Littlehampton Bakery, in Surrey Street.

The entries were judged by children’s author Adrian Bishop, who picked the winning designs.

In the end, the overall winner was Lana Collter, 11, whose design was turned into a biscuit by Mark Briggs.

Xander Thornett, four, and Emily Hunt, nine, were picked as runners up.

John Durrant, owner of Littlehampton Bakery, said he wanted to hold the competition to get children doing ‘something constructive’.

He said: “The reaction was good from the parents.

“I thought it was something a bit different to do and a chance to give something back because we have a lot of parents come into the bakery with their children.

“I thought it was a good idea for the kids to do something constructive rather than just sit down on the Xbox.

“The parents liked it because they were keen for their children to do some painting.”

As overall winner, Lana Collter received an arts set, an easel and a ten-ride ticket at Littlehampton Harbour Park, while the runners up also won prizes. It was the first time Littlehampton Bakery held the competition.

The winner and runners up were picked and presented with their prizes last month.

 

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